ICF Invests in the Future of Coaching Science with Financial Pledge

In June 2021, the International Coaching Federation pledged to give $575,000 over five years to the Institute of Coaching’s coaching research grant program. The ICF philanthropic gift will support compelling research that ultimately enhances the quality, efficacy, and impact of the coaching field.

Founded in 1995, the ICF is the world’s largest organization for the global advancement of the coaching profession. It is consistently recognized among coaching professionals worldwide for initiatives that include:

  • developing coaching core competencies
  • establishing a professional code of ethics and standards
  • providing continuous education through world-class events
  • leading and informing conversations about the future of coaching

The Institute of Coaching was founded in 2009 to expand the integrity and impact of coaching through science. Our mission is to educate coaches on the broad scientific foundation that supports coaching techniques and processes.

In addition to funding research grants, the IOC gathers and translates the fast-growing body of psychological and coaching research into best coaching practices, transforming the scientific literature into easily digestible articles, webinars, master classes, discussion groups, and other educational opportunities.

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The IOC Coaching Research Grant Program will begin accepting grant pre-proposal applications in late 2021 and full proposal applications in 2022.

The grants program at the Institute of Coaching is now under the leadership of our new Director of Research and Harnisch Scholar, Dr. Angela Passarelli. In her role, Dr. Passarelli will chair the Scientific Advisory Council, a group of preeminent coaching scholars who serve as a review body for the grant program.